Project Morpheus Update
While we were busy looking at CES2016, we had to pop our heads to see what was shaking in the gaming world. The news out of CES was an update from Sony regarding the much anticipated Project Morpheus aka PlayStation VR.
PlayStation VR Updates
Sony were on hand with the latest news surrounding PlayStation VR and were excited to announce the following changes:
- Over 100 titles at launch – a nice range of different genres
- OLED display – In exchange for the 5 inch LCD, the new Morpheus VR headset is equipped with a 5.7 inch 1920 X RGB X 1080 resolution OLED display. This new screen expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removing motion blur.
- 120hz refresh rate – The previous refresh rate spec has been doubled for this new prototype, which means games for Morpheus can be rendered at 120fps. When combined with the OLED display’s high refresh rate and the power of PS4, Morpheus is able to output amazingly smooth visuals.
- Super low latency – We know how critical low latency is to delivering a great VR experience, and we’ve reduced latency to less than 18ms, about half of what the first Morpheus prototype had. Low latency is critical to deliver a sense of presence, at the same time making the VR experience comfortable to players.
- More accurate tracking– To make positional tracking more precise, we’ve added three LEDs to the headset – one on the front and two on the side – for a total of nine LEDs to support robust 360 degree tracking.
- User-friendly design – They’ve made the Morpheus VR headset easier to put on and take off, with a single band design and quick release button. The headband supports the weight of the unit on the top of your head, so there is no pressure on your face. Other components have also been adjusted and configured to make the headset lighter, so that players do not find the headset cumbersome or uncomfortable to use.
(via Playstation Blog)
Sony are reluctant to bring PlayStation VR out any time sooner than it’s ready. Currently they are aiming for the first half of 2016 (Which gives them a comfortable 6 month window in the year).
We look forward to E3 later this year where Sony will have PlayStation VRon show with some playable titles.